Google and RailTel launched First Public WiFi service at Mumbai Central railway station. The internet WiFi service provided by Google and RailTel will be named ‘RailWire WiFi’.
RailWire WiFi service is free and it can be used by any individual who has a smartphone and working mobile connection. Just you need to sign up and enter your Mobile Number and in return they will send you OTP.
As said by Google, Free WiFi service will be provided to 100 Railway Stations.Western Railways like Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Baroda, etc. will also get Free WiFi services in near future.
Commenting on the launch, Chairman and Managing Director of Railtel Shri R. K. Bahuguna of Railtel said, “Our intent was to fulfill Indian Railway’s vision of providing Railway passengers access to high speed Internet through our Optical fiber communication network. Affordable smartphones have made it possible for the common men to experience the power of Internet. With our partnership with Google, we are very confident of rolling out a robust, scalable service at Railway stations in the near future.”
Speaking at the launch, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google South East Asia and India said, “We’re delighted to launch India’s first high speed public Wi-Fi service in partnership with Indian Railways. Bringing affordable Internet access to millions of people is an important part of making the Internet both easily accessible and useful for more than 300 million Indians who are already online, and the nearly one billion more who are not. By end of this year over 10 million people will be able to enjoy this experience at 100 stations spread across the country. I would like to thank the Indian Railways for their support and vision to provide a world class high speed public Wi-Fi network at the stations.”
Gulzar Azad, Head of Google India at the launch said, “Even with just the first 100 stations online, this project will make Wi-Fi available to millions of Indians – who pass through railway stations every day, making it the largest public Wi-Fi project in India and among the largest in the world by number of potential users,”